Mutation in the CAV3 gene causes partial caveolin-3 deficiency and hyperCKemia

I. Carbone, C. Bruno, F. Sotgia, M. Bado, P. Broda, E. Masetti, A. Panella, F. Zara, F. Dagna Bricarelli, G. Cordone, M. P. Lisanti, Carlo Minetti

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Mutations in the caveolin-3 (CAV3) gene are associated with autosomal dominant limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD1C). The authors report a novel sporadic mutation in the CAV3 gene in two unrelated children with persistent elevated levels of serum creatine kinase (hyperCKemia) without muscle weakness. Immunohistochemistry and quantitative immunoblot analysis of caveolin-3 showed reduced expression of the protein in muscle fibers. Our data indicate that a partial caveolin-3 deficiency should be considered in the differential diagnosis of idiopathic hyperCKemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1373-1376
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 28 2000


  • CAV3 gene HyperCKemia
  • Caveolin-3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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